“Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag”
Based on the written memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories ofmore than 150 survivors, Oksana Kis details women’s resistance to the brutality of camp conditions, not only through the preservation of customs and traditions from everyday home life, but also through the frequent elision of regional and confessional differences, and analyzes the legacy of the Gulag system.
Oksana Kis is a feminist historian, anthropologist, and head of the Department of Social Anthropology at the Ethnology Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (based in Lviv). She is president of the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women’s History and a co-founder and vice-president of the Ukrainian Association of Oral History.
Sponsored by the College of the Liberal Arts
Meeting ID: 325 783 1800